Thursday, 20 December 2012


And so, sadly, this is Goodbye from the LibraryRichard blog.

(by Myklovetide on Flickr. Creative Commons)

Monday, 17 December 2012

Newcastle College Library Catalogue

Our new Online Catalogue is now live on the web!

This means you can now easily Search for, and Reserve, resources from Newcastle College Library via any PC, Smart Phone or internet-enabled device, 24/7.

And because the new system links directly to your College account, you can also easily Renew library loans, Save searches (eg the recommended books for a particular module on your Reading List) or Share them with others, like never before.

All you need to do is

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Christmas Library Opening Hours 2012

Main Library

Monday 17th December : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 18th December : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 19th December : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 20th December : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 21st December : CLOSED

Monday 24th December : CLOSED
Tuesday 25th December : CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December : CLOSED
Thursday 27th December : CLOSED
Friday 28th December : CLOSED

Monday 31st December : CLOSED
Tuesday 1st January : CLOSED
Wednesday 2nd January : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 3rd January : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 4th January : 9.00am - 4.00pm

The Art Library and SPACE IT Centre are CLOSED throughout the Christmas break. 

Normal hours resume on Monday 7th January 2013

You can return items by posting them through the Main Library Letterbox when we are closed.

Renew items via our online Library Catalogue (find out how here); by ringing (0191) 200 4020 and leaving a message (including your ID number) on our Answerphone; or by emailing

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from all at Newcastle College Library Services!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Harvard Web-CITE

Just in case you need it over the Christmas break, here's the link to our Harvard Referencing Microsite, which demonstrates how to write Author-Date Citations and Reference List / Bibliography entries for virtually every sourceyou might use in research.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Accessing Newcastle College e-Library

e-Library is Newcastle College Library's collection of e-books, electronic journals and specially selected online resources to help you with your assignments.

The Research and Study Support page of this blog has links to the most popular resources, but here's a recap of how to access the full collection if you need additional quality-assessed information for your College work ...:

Monday, 10 December 2012

Topping Up Printer Credits

The P-Counter Machine
At the start of the term, your Newcastle College Student IT account was pre-loaded with 50 free printing credits, meaning you could print off 50 sides of A4 paper in black and white for free.

If you haven't already done so, you might be running out by now and if you try and print off your assignment without topping up, your work wont be released from the print queue.

Topping up is easy -

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Free e-Books From Your Local Public Library

In addition to using Newcastle College's e-book collections (available from MyiLibrary and ebrary), plus Google Books, you can also access electronic and even audio books through local Public Libraries.

Here's how...:

Monday, 3 December 2012

Renew Your IT Password

Remember setting up your College IT / NCG Online password when you started back in September - changing it from your 6-digit Date of Birth to something else?

You need to update your password every 90 days - a period that is due to expire shortly. If you haven't already reset your password by then, you won’t be able to use NCG Online from home to do any College work over the holidays,.

To get around the problem,